I am having trouble burning DVD+R disc's. My OS is vista and i have used this burner and these same discs in the past. I haven't had the need to do so in months and now that i come back to create some backups my DVD/RW drive doesn't recognize a brand new DVD+R disc. These disc are the same ones i have used in the past(Same Pack even). Anyone have any idea what this might be. Maybe a vista upgrade or something that i downloaded in the last few months that could have thrown something off?
Thanks in advance.
Probably just a dirty or dying DVD drive: it's the transport/laser/firmware that reads the disk.
My old DVD drive does not read some DVD writable disks, whether I used XP, XP x64 or now Windows 7.
DVD-R and DVD+R are different medias, never heard of a DVD-RW recorder working with DVD+R medias... are you sure it ever happened?
most freeware cd/dvd burning software (cdxpburner,burnaware,etc) report either no support or do not recognize my laptop dvd writer. Just purchased a new laptop with this problem. It is a lenovo G530 laptop with vista home premium os with Optiarc dvd rw ad-7580s ata device. Ashampoo suite does recognize the burner but i prefer the more compact freeware burning software and am looking for a workaround.
PS comments on the cdxpburner forum and the burnaware support point to the mode AHCI as at the root of the problem but with no straight forward solution. My technical knowledge is limited and would appreciate help. Did not experience the same problem with XP Professional on a Fujitsi Siemens V2045 laptop
Try ImgBurn. You didn't mention it in your post as not working. I've been using it for about a year and I've had no problems with it.
There is a recent query for Vista at this techsupportforum.
It refers this Microsoft article.
There is also a CDFreaks interaction in the Support tag at the
NEC 8X Slim DVD Multi Writer page.
If nothing else works, you could post your problem there.
Old: I take it you have already used this and the question just has a typo.
Here is one more tool for you to try out: CDBurnerXP.
It might help if you get the Brian PS comments links here.